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The safety technology area has information for protecting workers directly with personal protection equipment and indirectly with interlocks, light curtains, machine guards, barriers, safety curtains, sensors, and ventilation systems.

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Wildeck marks 40th anniversary in 2016

December 21, 2015

Wildeck Inc., a material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer based in Waukesha, Wis., will celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout 2016. The company, established in 1976, is the only U.S. manufacturer of structural steel platforms, vertical lifts, and safety guarding products....

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Do safety incentives work?

December 15, 2015 | By Dan Davis

Incentives can be a good tool to draw awareness to a particular effort in a safety program, but they need to be implemented only after careful thought. Sometimes negative results can emerge from incentives created with the best intentions.

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Bladeless blowers extract dust and fumes with no moving parts

December 7, 2015

Vortec offers Air Flow Amplifiers for extracting smoke, dust, and debris. The high-flow, bladeless blowers take ordinary compressed air and amplify it by up to 60 times in unducted applications with no moving parts. Airflow and output are adjustable. They do not require electricity, so they can...

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Antifog coating keeps safety eyewear clear

December 2, 2015

3M has added its Scotchgard™ antifog coating technology to two new safety eyewear models: the Solus™ 1000 series safety eyewear and the Goggle Gear 500 series splash goggle. The coating keeps the safety eyewear lenses clear of fog and steam, even when workers are in hot and humid conditions...

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Glove offers cross-functional protection

November 23, 2015

Safety Today has introduced Brass Knuckle® SmartShell™ BKCR4499 gloves, which provide cross-functional protection with a glove construction that uses the company’s Fit, Form, and Function™ standard. The gloves’ machine-knit, ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene shell offers ANSI cut...

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JET Group acquires Sellstrom Mfg.

November 6, 2015

JET Group, Vancouver, B.C., has announced the acquisition of Sellstrom Mfg. Co., a provider of PPE safety products based in Schaumburg, Ill. The acquisition of Sellstrom significantly broadens JET Group’s Canadian safety portfolio by adding several categories of professional PPE products to...

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Reel slows retraction speeds up to 80 percent

November 3, 2015

Coxreels® offers the patented EZ-Coil® safety system that retracts up to 80 percent slower than conventional reels. The unit works unidirectionally without any increase in the amount of resistance when pulling out the hose, cord, or cable. When engaged upon recoil, the reel controls the...

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Magid announces recent award wins

November 2, 2015

Magid®, a manufacturer of safety products and personal protective equipment in Romeoville, Ill., has been recognized for new-product innovation for the third time in the ASSE Safety Attendee Choice and ISHN Reader’s Choice Awards. Its products won the following awards: D-ROC® high-visibility...

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How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

How to capture weld fume at the source efficiently

October 29, 2015

By: RoboVent

Everything You Need to Know about Weld Fumes Webcast Series: Part 4 Weld fumes pose health and safety dangers to workers and create budgetary pressures for plant operators. If your plant has a weld fume problem, you probably know it based on the telltale blue haze around the lights.

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Light curtain designed for applications that don’t require blanking, muting

November 2, 2015

Omron Automation and Safety has introduced the F3SG-RE global safety light curtain designed for machine guarding operations that do not require blanking or muting capabilities. The unit provides simple on/off detection for straightforward applications. Finger- and hand-protection models are...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employer-reported workplace injury, illness results

October 30, 2015

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the results of its "Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)," which show that private industry employers reported nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2014. The rate reported for 2014 continues a pattern of decline...

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Autodarkening filter provides natural-looking color for welders

October 29, 2015

3M™ has introduced the Speedglas™ autodarkening filter (ADF) kit 9100XXi. The optics provide detail, contrast, and natural-looking color for welders. An external grinding feature enables welders to switch into a grinding mode. They can access two preset welding modes by pushing the external...

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Marlin Steel keeps factory floor safe for more than 2,500 days

October 28, 2015

Custom steel form manufacturing company Marlin Steel, Baltimore, Md., has announced it has exceeded 2,504 consecutive days of operation without a lost-time safety incident occurring on the factory floor. This announcement follows an OSHA SHARP safety designation for the company just a few months...

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Guide helps companies assess facility safety

October 26, 2015

Visual Workplace Inc. offers “Visual Management Techniques to Define Organized, Productive, Safe Territories and Work Areas,” a free, downloadable PDF to help employers assess their facilities and create a safe workplace using visual management techniques. The guide discusses personal...

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Victaulic receives International Business Award for foundry protective apparel

October 26, 2015

Easton, Pa.-based Victaulic, a provider of mechanical pipe joining technology, has been recognized by the International Business Awards with an International Silver Stevie® award for Best New Product of the Year – Industrial Products for its foundry worker safety coat. After years of...

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